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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Joseph Grenon (1881-1981)

Educator.

Born at St. Jean Baptiste on 27 January 1881, son of Pierre and Adeline Grenon, he spent 55 years as a teacher in Canada and the United States, including service as the Principal of Erickson School (1936-1938), Pierson School (1938-1939), Richard School (1939-1945), Charleswood School (1945-1946), and Sunnyside School (1947-1948). For many years, he was a teacher at Provencher School in St. Boniface, retiring to British Columbia in 1957. On 10 October 1931, he married Ida Marie Filteau (1896-1971) at Brandon and they had four children. He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 2 October 1981 and was buried there.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Death registration [Ida Marie Grenon], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Ida Grenon], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 1971, page 27.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 1981, page 47.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 July 2022

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